New Hampshire identified its first case of COVID-19 on March 2. NHPR has been tracking new developments since then, as the number of confirmed cases and testing capacity — at public and private labs — has expanded.
As public awareness and public health authorities’ understanding of COVID-19 continues to grow, two basic questions are at the center: How widespread is the virus, and how many people are being monitored or tested for possible infection? Other key questions are shaping the public health response to the pandemic, including: How many people diagnosed with COVID-19 have been hospitalized, and how many have recovered? How many have died? And what regions of New Hampshire have been hit hardest by the virus? Explore the charts below for more perspective on how coronavirus is affecting people across the state.
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Starting May 29, New Hampshire switched to a new reporting format for its daily COVID-19 updates — providing an interactive dashboard in place of the maps and other standalone reports it previously published. This new format has made it more difficult for NHPR to accurately and consistently log local case totals into our own databases, which we previously used to feed our graphics on this page.
We have asked the state to make the underlying data more easily accessible, in order to prevent any errors in transcribing the information from the state's maps and to more easily track changes over time. In the meantime, you can view the state's dashboard below or at this link.
Please note: The graphics below were produced by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, not NHPR. We are sharing these charts on our website to make the information more readily accessible, but you can view the original dashboard here.